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How to Get Politicians on Board With Car-Free Measures

Taking space away from the dominant road user — a.k.a. private cars — is a politically sensitive subject and a brave decision for any politician to make. But getting a political buy-in could be...

Superblocks – the Spanish Idea That Is Conquering European Cities

Giving the streets back to the people: The Spanish idea of creating city blocks where cars are only allowed as guests is spreading across Europe. But what’s the story behind the superblocks, and how...

Car-Free: Facts & Figures

When trying to make change happen within your city, and especially for urban mobility, it’s important to know your numbers. This article provides a summary of all the key facts and figures about car...

The Streets Are Alive In Ghent: It’s More Than Just Removing Traffic, It’s Bringing People Together

In the last decade, Ghent has completely revived its urban landscape into a place for people to thrive. Through spatial planning, tactical urbanism, and improved cycling and walking infrastructure, this Belgian city has become...

Reducing Car Dominance in Cities: How to Get Started

You know your city has a problem with car use but don’t know where to begin trying to fix it? Look no further! Our How to Get Started guide tells you everything you need...

CityChanger Clare Rogers: “Put the Needs of Children First. Cities That Work For Children, Work For Everyone.”

After waking up one day and ‘smelling the petrol’, activist, mother, and neighbour Clare Rogers decided to turn her dream of child-friendly streets into a reality. From swapping her car for a tandem bike...

She Drives Mobility Meets Doug Gordon (the War on Cars)

Katja Diehl's podcast #SheDrivesMobility is "dedicated to the mobility transition, the path towards true choice-based mobility that makes the privately owned car replaceable by real alternatives as much as possible. I want everyone...

Recycling Highways: A New Perspective on Car-Free Cities

"In the 1950s we thought the car would save our cities, now we have to reverse it." We spoke to Senior Urbanist and expert city planner Paul Lecroart to find out more about what...

CityChanger Katja Diehl: The Car Mobility Privilege and Why We Need to Restore City Justice

Human-centric mobility advocate Katja Diehl shared with us some of her insights into the car-free movement, the story behind her business and podcast ‘She Drives Mobility’, and her personal motivations for activism. Katja focuses...

Pontevedra: The Little Utopian City That Drove Out Cars – and How They Made It Happen

The city of Pontevedra in the Northwest of Spain is recognised for its well-preserved old medieval town and beautiful cobbled streets. Yet the city has also gained world-wide attention for something entirely different –...

Fuelling the Way Forward: Is Electric Really the Way to Go?

The electric car revolution is already underway on a global scale. Everywhere we look we are told that electric vehicles are green vehicles. But should we really be including ‘clean vehicle’ infrastructure in future...

From Emissions to Edens: Our Top 5 Car-Free Urban Transformations

Our cities have been constructed almost entirely around private cars. But what's happening now? Cities are realising that infrastructure for motor vehicles in urban areas often leaves them looking grey, industrial and not very...

Cars Almost Killed Our Cities, But Here’s How We Can Bring Them Back | Gabe Klein | TEDxMidAtlantic

Our cities are making us – and the planet – sick, and the problem lies in the automobile, which has taken over how we live and use space. Thankfully, new technology like autonomous vehicles...

The War on Cars: Getting the Car Out of Carbon Emissions

"The War on Cars is a new podcast about the epic, hundred years’ war between The Car and The City. We deliver news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight...

Is Your City for People or Cars? | Cornelia Dinca | TEDxJacksonville

In the 21st century, we are witnessing the erosion of the “human” habitat. Too many American cities are designed in ways that instigate fear, isolation and insecurity. As an engineer and urban planner, Cornelia...

The World on Your Doorstep: The 15-Minute City and Why We Should Be Creating It

A 15-minute city is simply a place where all basic amenities are available within a short journey by foot or bike. But what is the idea behind it, what does it mean for reducing...

Perspectives on the 15-Minute City: How to Turn a Utopia Into a Reality

You may have already heard of the concept of a ’15-minute city’, but what do urban planners really think about the feasibility of making cities time-scaled, is this mere design fantasy, or is this...

Infrastructure for Car-Free Cities: The Challenge

The idea of a ‘car-free’ city sounds pretty straightforward… just ban the cars, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple. Several challenges stand in the way of reducing car dominance in cities and building...